Range of Services and Amenities

The Town Council provides a range of services and amenities that are aimed at making the town a pleasant place to live and work in. These include:

Allotments - restricted to Howden residents, and managed by the Tenants Association; for information contact Mrs Pat Blee on 01430 430201

Management of the cemetery at Knedlington Road through a joint committee with Asselby Parish Council. 

Christmas Market and Town Events - for details please contact Laura Smith, the Town Centre/Events Officer at

Christmas lights - the Councillors put up the Christmas lights in the town for all to enjoy.

Derwent Crescent Park - Play park for younger children.

Flood relief equipment - the Council has a variety of pumps and pipework that residents can borrow to use with help from Councillor volunteers in the event of any type of flooding emergency (except sewage). Download this document for more information.

Flowering planters and hanging baskets

Grounds maintenance - this includes the Minster grounds including the graveyard, and various areas of open green space in and around the town

Howden Marsh Local Nature Reserve - volunteers welcome with a new 'Friends of Howden Marsh' group recently formed.

Litter clearing and street sweeping

Snow and ice clearing equipment - if you are interested in helping as a volunteer please contact the Clerk

The Town Council also gives financial support to other providers of services in the town such as the Ashes Playing Fields Trust, the Shire Hall TrustHowden Live, Howden Show, and a variety of other support and interest groups.